Galanthus requirements

Mon, 28 Jan 2008 00:01:56 PST
Jim ,any chance of a list of your "collection"?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim McKenney" <>
To: "'Pacific Bulb Society'" <>
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2008 1:21 AM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Galanthus requirements

> Thanks for the comments, Mark. I'm sorry if I gave the impression that
> snowdrops had not done well for me and were lacking in my garden.
> I'll keep your suggestions in mind; I'm sure there will be space if I ever
> get the chance to try the ones you mention.
> Actually, I grow a nice assortment of snowdrops, many obtained years ago
> from Mr. Mars of Haselmere or later from Avon Bulbs back in the days when
> plants were sent in the green. In my experience, such plants always 
> arrived
> in excellent condition. I've got early snowdrops, late snowdrops, singles,
> doubles, some with narrow foliage, some with broad foliage, some are big,
> some are small, the green markings on the inner tepals of some are so
> distinct that I've got pet names for them, and there are some with 
> greenish
> markings on the outer tepals and one golden snowdrop which appeared in the
> garden here.
> Few of these have made it to my web site - I'm not sure why.
> I like them all very much, and in that affection I see a potential 
> problem:
> I refuse to start another collection. I've learned to be satisfied with 
> what
> I've got - or at any rate satisfied most of the time.
> The snowdrops I grow do well here and are carefree once you get them 
> going.
> The only problems I've ever encountered with snowdrops were with newly
> acquired material.
> Best regards and I hope your garden is soon a blizzard of snowdrop bloom.
> Jim McKenney
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